Diver rescued in waters off Fire Island

FIRE ISLAND - The U.S. Coast Guard made a dramatic rescue off of Fire Island over the weekend after a diver suffered from decompression sickness.

Officials say the scare happened on Saturday in the waters about 35 miles southeast of the Fire Island inlet. The 60-year-old man was taken to the hospital, where he was treated and released.

The sickness, also known as diver's disease, can cause a range of symptoms, including trouble breathing, acute pain and neurological issues.

According to Newsday, the captain of the Freeport-based Lockness Dive Boat says a computer used to regulate the man's dive may have malfunctioned.

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